Alcohol has been recreationally consumed for centuries. Many people drink alcohol and have no problem setting a limit to how much they drink and how often. Yet for some, alcohol is a substance that can have detrimental effects on their health and their lives.
In Australian culture, alcohol often accompanies socialising and celebration and many Australians enjoy drinking alcohol in moderation from time to time. However, Australia has one of the highest rates of binge drinking. Detrimental drinking behaviours such as this can result in negative physical, mental and social consequences.
A common form of alcohol misuse in Australia is the daily consumption of alcohol. Many clients who drink on a daily basis and are concerned of the effect that continued alcohol consumption could have on their health as well as their self esteem, self identity, family relationships, job, and finances. In effect, they sense a lack of control over their drinking and this may be due to emotional issues, stress or simply habitual behaviour.
People have been using hypnosis as an alternative treatment option for alcohol use disorders for decades now.
Hypnotherapy offers a private, confidential and very positive approach to reducing alcohol consumption.
The first step is finding out what the perceived positive influence of alcohol is in a person's life. For example:
- Does it help you to unwind at the end of a busy day?
- Does it help you to get to sleep every night?
- Do you consider it to be a form of escapism away from a difficult relationship, stressful family life or work pressures?
- Does it give you a false sense of confidence in work or social functions?
We then work together to establish realistic and achievable goals. These goals are built upon over a period of time. In this way self-esteem is boosted rather than degraded by setting unrealistic goals. Initial goals will be around reducing the desire to drink or the rejection of alcohol. Clients are encouraged to see it as a poison which should only be consumed in moderation or maybe not at all. The final goal may be complete withdrawal from alcohol but for many, it is simply a goal to cut back on consumption. This is not an option for severe alcoholism but for those with moderate alcohol problems who want to cut back and this is very achievable.
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